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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the March 2023 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 9 8 J 9 4 2 K J 10 7 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 2 2 *
PassPassDoublePass
?

*under invitational strength

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001960
2 70513
2 60312
2 NT50110
3 NT3000
3 2005
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 9 6 3 2 4 A Q 9 5 3 9 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPassPass1
1 Double2 2
?*

*By agreement, 2  = weakest action.

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001856
Pass80715
2 60223
4 6012
3 5002
Double001
else001
Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 10 8 4 3 A 6 3 A J 7 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001251
2 901018
3 60415
4 60214
3 001
else001
Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 10 7 A Q 4 3 2 A K 9 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1002572
1 6035
Double40019
2 NT003
Pass001
else000
Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q 6 5 4 K A K J 9 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
2 Pass2 Pass
2 Pass3 *Pass
4 Pass4 Pass
?

*BWS: denies double-negative

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
6 1001248
4 70722
5 70322
4 7011
7 6042
4 NT5011
5 5001
5 1001
5 NT001
6 001
else000
Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 10 7 4 2 A 5 3 A J 9 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
2 3 4 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001271
5 9035
6 8041
5 7055
6 50411
5 1000
4 NT003
5 NT003
Pass002
else000
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A A J 8 6 4 3 9 4 3 A K Q
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
1 Pass2 *Pass
?

*BWS: invitational-plus heart raise

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 100109
3 90730
2 NT8022
3 8011
3 70416
4 7010
4 60320
4 4000
2 0015
3 004
4 NT002
else001
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 6 2 J 10 4 A Q 3 J 8 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
Pass3 Pass3 NT
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
A1001119
Q90715
J80510
47010
260439
6008
J007
2001
else001
MSC CONTEST

These are the scores that were assigned to the problems, as well as the number of votes each solution received from our expert panel, and the approximate percentage of solvers' answers.

See the March issue of The Bridge World to read the panel's in-depth discussion of these contest problems—see how each expert answered and learn how they came to their decisions.